Podcast Program - Any Suggestions

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  1. HelixOmnimedia macrumors 6502a

    HelixOmnimedia

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    Can anyone recomend a good Podcast Program?

    I've got a few music files which are MP3, I suspect the best way is to create a podcast? Of these and upload them to my .Mac website - once its up and running.
    Is this correct? What are the advantages of doing it podcast style.

    What´s the difference between a podcast and mp3, all recordings (music that is) are about 4-5min long. Some are voice talking - about 30min+.

    Thanks for any help and advice.
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Well, if a podcast has video, it's generally a .mov, which you can make with iMovie. If it's just audio, it's an .mp3 because it's just audio.

    Podcast is just a catch all term, but indicates no real special file format or anything. You can make a "podcast" with a tape recorder imported into your Mac as an mp3.
     
  3. HelixOmnimedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, thats cleared a few questions I had about Podcasting - just searched through my application folder and found GarageBand - which I used at college a few years ago for doing a radio show. After a few minutes it took to instal something and open i was given a "New Podcast Episode" option.

    I recorded me reading from book to get some soundbites - Shared with iTunes and it saves as an AAC Audio File? Is this rights? So then how do I publish this as a podcast?

    Again, Thanks for any help.
     
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    Don't do AAC. Save as an MP3. The default encoding in iTunes is AAC, but should be changed to MP3.
    Do it via the Preferences -> Advanced tab -> Importing tab -> Import As..
     
  5. HelixOmnimedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    DONE!
    What is so wrong with AAC just realised that all my songs in iTunes are AAC, does it make a difference?

    Again THANKS
     
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    Nothing is wrong with AAC, per se, it's just Apple proprietary, so the amount of apps that support it (that aren't iTunes) is limited, though growing everyday. MP3, however, is the "standard", and just about everything on the planet that plays audio will play an MP3.
     
  7. HelixOmnimedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Changed the setting but should have tested it before i replied.

    Recorded something else in Garage Band in the "New Podcast Episode" :)o my off-key singing - if you must know:eek: ) Clicked on Share to iTunes - but again it imported as ACC.
    Do you need to change something in Garage Band?
     
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    Dunno, sorry.
    Have you quit & restarted each app and then tried it maybe?
     
  9. HelixOmnimedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I have - but Thanks for all you help on the formatting aspect of it.
     
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    I'm sure if there's a setting in GarageBand it'll be in the preferences somewhere.
     
  11. ddekker macrumors regular

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    podcast

    I recomend downloading and watching the podcast (videocast) show from the Revision3 website ( http://www.revision3.com/systm ) its a little older podcast but still some good info podcasting from some of the masters of podcasting... and post a link so we all can check out your podcasts...

    DD
     

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